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People who have recently had a heart attack or who have peptic ulcers may not be able to safely use the Nicorette Lozenge. Warnings and precautions also include talking to your healthcare provider before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and discussing possible drug interactions that may affect you. Understanding these safety issues before using this lozenge can help ensure a safe treatment process.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using the Nicorette® Lozenge (nicotine lozenge) if you have:
- Heart problems, including heart disease, chest pain (angina), or an irregular heartbeat (heart arrhythmia)
- Had a recent heart attack
- High blood pressure
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- A tumor of the adrenal gland
- An ulcer in the stomach or upper intestines (peptic ulcer)
- Blood vessel problems, such as Buerger's disease or Raynaud's phenomenon
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Been told to limit the amount of sodium in your diet
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant